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06 May 2017: Ben Nevis Skiing Winter 2017
08 April 2017: Garbh Coire, Cairngorms. Skiing Winter 2017
31 March 2017: Beinn a' Bhuird Skiing Winter 2017
25 March 2017: Aonach Mor Skiing Winter 2017
12 March 2017: Left Hand Branch of Black Spout, Lochnagar Skiing Winter 2017
05 February 2017: Portes du Soleil Skiing Winter 2017

With the poor winter in full swing, an opportunity arose to join my brother on a trip to the Portes du Soleil.  I was able to join the group on the Wednesday, getting a couple of hours skiing done on the day I arrived.  2 days of sunshine, with a few cm of fresh overnight inbetween made for 2 good days.   The final full day was a bit wintry.  We headed for the trees of Les Lindarets for a bit of shelter and powder, which was great fun.  As the weather deteriorated, and the links to other valleys started to shut, the place became almost deserted.  The main lift back to Avoriaz was kept open, so Gordon and I had a great afternoon getting bounced around powder covered bumpy pistes, some of which is comically recorded here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5f88pk_storm-riders-morzine_sport    Most of this was done with a bust ski after some over-enthusiastic off-piste earlier in the day resulted in a terminal (for the skis) chunk removed from the edge and core.    As the snow was soft, I got away with it for the rest of the afternoon, and a couple of hours in the morning before heading home and retiring the skis.

Some nice knee deep fluffiness above Le Fornet.
Gordon at the top of the Swiss Wall, which was as bad as last time I did it.
Tickling a rhinoceros nostril in the ice bar, as you do.
21 January 2017: Beinn a'Bhuird Walk Winter 2017
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